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The Odd Variations On 3G Per-Megabyte Pricing

Jasonv Pricing doesn't work like that. (205 comments)

They're priced different because pricing isn't based solely on the cost to the supplier. Demand, competition, perceived value, price discrimination, etc... all influence the price as well.

more than 3 years ago
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How Does the New Google DNS Perform? (and Why?)

Jasonv Re:Pointless hype (275 comments)

I use OpenDNS because in my country they dared to censor the Internet twice using DNS.

Google DNS could be useful if they don't implement any censorship, considering how much hate P2P sites gets from corporations we will see if they manage to stay neutral.

As a non-American, I may trust Google's ethics, but unfortunately, I don't trusts America's. I don't want my personal data subject to American DMCA, wiretapping, or other laws any more than I have to. Fortunately my country hasn't gone that route... yet. I'll stick to my ISPs DNS and my local privacy laws.

more than 4 years ago
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IBM Takes a (Feline) Step Toward Thinking Machines

Jasonv Re:Simulation output (428 comments)

The whole thing:

Secret Cat Diary.

DAY 752 - My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects. They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while I am forced to eat dry cereal. The only thing that keeps me going is the hope of escape, and the mild satisfaction I get from shredding the occasional piece of furniture. Tomorrow I may eat another houseplant and cough it up on the carpeting.

DAY 761 - Today my attempt to kill my captors by weaving around their feet while they were walking almost succeeded, must try this at the top of the stairs. In an attempt to disgust and repulse these vile oppressors, I once again induced myself to vomit on their favorite chair...must try this on their bed (again).

DAY 762 - Slept all day so that I could annoy my captors with sleep depriving, incessant pleas for food at ungodly hours of the night.

DAY 765 - Decapitated a mouse and brought them the headless body, in an attempt to make them aware of what I am capable of, and to try to strike fear into their hearts. They only cooed and condescended about what a good little cat I was...Hmmm. Not working according to plan...

DAY 768- I am finally aware of how sadistic they are. For no good reason I was chosen for the water torture. This time however it included a burning foamy chemical called "shampoo". What sick minds could invent such a liquid. My only consolation is the piece of thumb still stuck between my teeth and the tiny bit of flesh under my claws.

DAY 771 - There was some sort of gathering of their accomplices. I was placed in solitary throughout the event. However, I could hear the noise and smell the foul odor of the glass tubes they call "beer." More importantly I overheard that my confinement was due to MY power of "allergies". Must learn what this is and how to use it to my advantage.

DAY 774 - I am convinced the other captives are flunkies and maybe snitches. The dog is routinely released and seems more than happy to return. He is obviously a half-wit. The Bird on the other hand has got to be an informant. He has mastered their frightful tongue (something akin to mole speak) and speaks with them regularly. I am certain he reports my every move. Due to his current placement in the metal room his safety is assured. But I can wait, it is only a matter of time.

more than 4 years ago
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New Improvements On the Attacks On WPA/TKIP

Jasonv Re:Does that mean... (166 comments)

And for the love of Pete, switch to a longer password with some nice scrunchy numbers, letters (upper and lower) and a few special characters. [..snip]..Seriously secure password, and you're going to remember the hell out of it. Of course, it helps if you use something memorable to you.

Then you'll never go around saying "Amazing! That's the exact same combination I have on my luggage!"

I have my router set up without a password, and the SSID set to "Bring beer to Apt. 243".

Since then, I've had the pleasure of meeting a few of my neighbors and drinking beer with them.

more than 4 years ago
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Stallman Says Pirate Party Hurts Free Software

Jasonv Re:Either you agree with copyrights or you don't (546 comments)

Aside from anecdotal stories, how do you know piracy was what caused the lack of sales of the game? Why did other, worse games, sell better than this one?

It's quite possible lack of good marketing made the game a commercial failure, and only afterward it gained a cult following, and now everyone's played it, but couldn't buy it easily ?

I could also easily point to several movies that were commercial failures, but 'everyone' has seen and are considered to be some of the greatest movies (Wizard of Oz, off the top of my head.) I doubt piracy was the cause of those movies failures.

about 5 years ago
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What Scares Game Developers?

Jasonv Scariest.. ? (142 comments)

Absolutely the first level of the Aliens TC for Doom. The first level. Not one monster on the whole level, but I wasted just about all my ammo shooting at random noises and doors that opened by themselves. -shudder-

more than 8 years ago

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